- Lakeville, MN
Four Square is built upon four foundational objectives: Child Safety, Relationships, Learning Experiences and Service Quality. We strongly believe in our commitment to meeting these goals and objectives each and every day and consistently striving to exceed these whenever possible. In addition, Four Square strives to diligently instill in each child a desire to live every day in a way that glorifies Christ. Each child has been created by God and for His glory (Isaiah 43: 6-7). We help the children develop an understanding and appreciation of Christian values. Below are our 4 Core Values:
Four Square is committed to offering a safe, welcoming environment for all children and their families. Relationships
Four Square is built on the lasting relationships established between parents, teachers and children. Learning Experiences
Four Square offers a solid educational foundation for children to grow and develop.
Four Square is dedicated to conducting business with outstanding quality service and a commitment to staff development and growth.
JOB TITLE: TEACHER ASSISTANT
JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Center Manager, this position is responsible for assisting with all types of classroom activities such as providing services in compliance with program guidelines, policies and procedures, implementing developmental assessments, maintaining active supervision of children, assisting teachers with preparing lesson plans, promoting parent participation, and assessing and screening children's learning.
A. Assist with providing comprehensive services for children ages birth to three and/or three to five years of age maintaining the standards of Minnesota Rule 3 Licensing guidelines; OSHA Standards; and all other relevant policies and procedures. Maintains awareness of the developmental level of all children in the classroom, continually supervising and interacting with children.
B. Assists with guiding volunteers in the classroom and facilitates their professional development by modeling, coaching, mentoring, providing opportunities to practice skills, giving constructive feedback, and ensuring that all appropriate standards and guidelines are maintained.
C. Assists with designing a safe and attractive learning environment, ensuring above guidelines are met and that active supervision is maintained at all times. Assist with daily inspection of the center, classroom and playground daily, ensuring that materials are safe and removing or repairing unsafe equipment. Sanitizes toys daily and evaluates appropriateness of the learning space. The learning spaces will contain the following defined areas: Indoors: House/Dramatic Play, Block Area, Art, Toys and Game Area, Music and Movement Area, Sand and Water Table, Discovery Area, Writing Center, and Library. Outdoors: Appropriate supervised space for active play, and age appropriate equipment and materials.
D. Assists in writing detailed and comprehensive lesson plans which include goals to achieve measurable outcomes in each curriculum area. The lesson plans will provide a balance of child centered activities and teacher directed plans. Plans will also include field trips that support the curriculum, appropriate transition activities, health and nutrition lessons, and individualized activities to meet the developmental needs of each child. To measure the effectiveness of the Lesson Plans and to monitor each child’s development, conducts assessments in the areas of knowledge, language, social/emotional and physical growth. Observes each child on a regular basis in all areas to establish an Individual Learning Plan (ILP), writing specific goals to achieve measurable outcomes.
E. Assists in promoting parent participation in all areas of Four Square by ensuring a clear understanding through: the orientation process, a minimum of two conferences annually, and generating the center’s Parent Newsletter.
F. Strictly adheres to the highest standards of confidentiality and ethics when working with children, parents and peers.
A. Assists with coordinating the Four Square classroom environment.
B. Assist with implementing developmental assessments, child observations, anecdotal records, and other relevant information.
C. Assists with maintaining, updating, and appropriate follow through on all paperwork in a timely manner. This paperwork includes: daily attendance, monthly reports, health and safety logs, separation log, accident reports, and all mandated reporting documentation of suspected child abuse.
A. Other duties as assigned.
B. SAFETY: Responsible for area of supervision and daily enforcement of safety regulations and practices.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Management reserves the right to make modifications at their discretion.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent plus 12 quarter credits of Early Childhood Education course work and 1 yr experience in an early childhood setting.
- Perferably enrolled and actively pursuing a CDA, AA or BA in Early Childhood Education within 6 months of hire.
ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
Ability to effectively relate and communicate to people of varying multi-ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
Flexible and willing to work in a team teaching environment.·
Capable of using good judgment in daily teaching situations, and in interactions with staff, parents and community volunteers.·
Must successfully complete and pass the criminal background check.
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds and have the stamina to model best practices in the classroom and act appropriately in an emergency situation.
- Physically capable of reacting to the demands of active 2-5 year olds.
- Must possess the stamina and ability to physically model best practices in the classroom.
- CPR Certification within 90 days of hire
- First Aid Certification within 90 days of hire
DRIVER’S LICENSE: A valid driver’s license is beneficial. Individuals in a Float position must possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation on a daily basis.
Contact Phil or Amy Shaver at (952)91-5437
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.